Steps to Becoming a Dual Credit Student

Become a CNM Dual Credit student and explore more than 100 certificate and degree programs.

Apply Online

Fill out the free online application. You will receive a student ID number at the end of the process.

Other Types of Students

Learn how to register for CNM if you are the following type of student:

Cost of Dual Credit

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors at any public, private or home school in the greater Albuquerque area can get a jump start on college by taking 1000-level and above classes at CNM — and tuition and registration fees are waived! *Dual Credit students only pay course fees & uniform costs (if required).

Get Started

Apply and Get a CNM Student ID Number

View the Dual Credit Admissions Application Step-by-Step Guide

Submit a free online application. Be sure to select “Dual Credit” as your student type. You will receive a CNM student ID number after applying or one will be emailed to you. 

Submit the Required Agreement Form

Turn in the required dual credit agreement form at any CNM Admissions Office within five business days after completing the CNM admissions application. If you are 18 or over, you must still submit the form signing for yourself. CNM may drop you from your course(s) if this form has not been returned to CNM Admissions within five (5) business days of admission.

Set Up Your myCNM Student Account

Login to your myCNM student account using your CNM email address. Your CNM email address is the username you received after applying (e.g. Your default password is your 6-digit date of birth followed by 'atCNM' (MMDDYYatCNM). You will register for courses, view your grades, and communicate with your instructors in myCNM. View instructions on logging into myCNM as a first-time user.

Helpful Hint! Check your myCNM email daily to ensure you don't miss important communication from CNM.

Before Registering

Complete New Student Orientation

Complete the dual credit new student orientation at Credit students must complete the online orientation. You will be asked to enter your First Name, Last Name, CNM ID Number and date of birth to begin the orientation. You must complete the dual credit online orientation before you attempt to register for a class!

Take the Accuplacer Placement Exam

Submit your official ACT or SAT scores. If you don't have these, the Accuplacer Placement Exam is a free option for you. The Accuplacer is offered at any of CNM's five campuses and exams must be scheduled in advance. You must bring your CNM student ID number and a picture ID to take the exam.

Meet with a CNM Dual Credit Academic Coach

It is recommended that you meet with a CNM Dual Credit Academic Coach to discuss your course placement options. You can schedule your appointment online. Be sure to bring your ACT or SAT scores, or complete the Accuplacer Placement Exam before you meet with a Dual Credit Academic Coach.

Register for Class

Register for Classes

View the Registration Step-by-Step Guide

Register for classes online through your myCNM student account. CNM's course catalog is an important resource when choosing courses. Dual Credit students can take classes at the 1000 level and higher (with the exception of fitness classes) for which prerequisites are met. Print your class schedule to ensure you have a zero payment balance.

Get a CNM Student ID Card

Bring a copy of your schedule and a State ID card or Driver's License to the CNM ID Office to get your CNM student ID card. If you don't have one of the above, bring a copy of your schedule and a high school ID. Students without a State ID or Driver's License may need to have their enrollment confirmed. ID cards must be with you when you're on campus.


Students who attend a regular APS high school or school of choice pick up required textbooks from the Textbook Center for Dual Credit Students location: 912 Oak Street SE Building M-Room 142, Albuquerque, NM 87108 (near the CNM Main Campus). Phone (505) 848-8897 for current hours. Students are strongly advised to call ahead to make sure books are ready for pick up. Read more information.

Charter school and all other school district students must print a copy of your schedule from your myCNM account. Bring your printed schedule and textbook charge form (pick up the charge form from your high school counselor) to a CNM Bookstore to pick up required textbooks.

Private school students check with your counselor as your school may pay for your textbooks.

Home-schooled students are responsible for the cost of textbooks.

includED Digital Textbooks - Dual credit students should check their class schedule in their myCNM student account for includED bookstore charges. If you have these charges on your account, you do not need to pay them if your high school is covering the cost of textbooks (applies to public and charter high school students). includED is a program that electronically delivers the required book automatically to the student on the first day of class through Blackboard. Information should also be included on your course syllabus that’s also provided the first day of class. There are select courses that have the includED bookstore charge and those courses can be found on our fees page.

Remember: your high school must approve your registration. Your high school will receive information about the course(s) you've registered for. If your school doesn't approve the course(s), they will be dropped from your schedule.

Locate Your Classes

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